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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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Dr. Rick - have one more question. Is it possible that this

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Dr. Rick - have one more question. Is it possible that this condition will worsen, stabilize, and I will have to live with these flashes (which I can do) And is there anything that can be done to correct this situation.

Also would be curious as to how something like this can occur, eg, an injury, fall, etc.

I cannot stay next to my computer - but will return shortly - you can send my answers to e-mail and I will check later.  Thank you again for your kindness and professionalism.  You have made me feel so much better.

I am leaving now for CA - will watch for an answer in my e-mail.  I think I already paid an additional $58.00

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Rick :

What can you do about the floaters? Well, floaters don't go away, and they don't really get worse. Over time they tend to "sink" out of your central vision and you brain "filters" them out so you don't notice them so much anymore. They almost never cause significant visual problems except, of course, if they cause a secondary retinal detachment as discussed above. The only way to decrease or remove the floaters is with a major surgery called a vitrectomy. As a retinal specialist for almost 2 decades I've only done this procedure to remove floaters in a handful of cases.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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